Discover the history of Modern London from the early 20th century where it was the capital of one of the largest empires in history up to the 21st British capital becoming one of the most influential cities on the planet.
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Discover the Brent Reservoir in west Hendon popularly called the Welsh Harp from the public house called the name which stood nearby until the early 1970s. The reservoir is the only site of special Scientific Interest in Barnet and Brent and hold enough water to fill 3 million baths. It is located at the boundary between the London boroughs of Brent and Barnet only 30 minutes from central London. The Welsh Harp is home to the Hendon Waterside project, a regeneration development set within 170 hectares of beautiful green surroundings.
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Discover Victorian London, the 19th century capital of the British Empire
and the most important political, financial, and trading hubs on the planet. When London became the world’s largest city
with its population expanding from 1 million in 1800 to close to 7 million a century later. Continue reading Victorian London: 19th century global capital
Discover Georgian London where the British city became the capital of a vast empire importing goods from all over the globe from Indian cashmere to China ceramics. It was a time of rapid growth, the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution and a time of British expansion throughout the world. Continue reading Georgian London: rapid growth, Industrial Revolution and British expansion
Discover London’s Tudors and Stuarts history , a time of religious conflicts, civil wars and reformation, the age of Queen Elisabeth explorations, and times of intense political changes with the creation of parliament, Cromwell’s English republic, the restoration and the glorious revolution
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Discover Medieval London when Britain’s capital became the largest, wealthiest and most important cities in Europe despite its fair share of diseases, famine, religious controversy and invaders attacks. A city belonging to craftsmen and merchants producing and selling remarkable handcrafted objects with engraved designs. Continue reading Medieval London: the rise of the most important city in Europe
Discover Britain’s Roman history including Julius Caesar failed invasion in 55BC, Claudius successful invasion in 43AD, clash with Boudicca Iceni, Hadrian’s wall, the Picts, the 400 year roman occupation, and their legacy including roads, buildings, law and the beggining of Christian communities around 3AD. Continue reading Roman London: 55BC to 5th Century AD
Discover Britain’s history before the Romans including hunter-gatherers, stone age, land bridge, English channel 10,000BC, farmers 4000BC, 2000BC Bronze Age, metalworkers, Iron Age, Celtic languages and the first coins. Continue reading Prehistoric London: history of Britain’s capital before the Romans
Discover Bedford Square, a lovely garden square in the heart of the Bloomsbury district of the Borough of Camden in London. It is considered one of the best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture in London and many of the surrounded houses are grade I listed buildings. It was built between 1775 and 1783 as an upper middle class residential area and its name comes from the main title of the Russell family, the Dukes of Bedford, who owned much of the land in what is now Bloomsbury. Continue reading Bedford Square: London’s best preserved set pieces of Georgian architecture
Discover Tavistock Square a public square located in the heart of Bloomsbury within the London Borough of Camden. A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, sculpted by Fredda Brilliant and installed in 1968 is the gardens centre-piece. Tavistock Square was originally developed on the estate owned by the Dukes of Bedford in the 1820s. It is also home to a fabulous cherry tree planted in 1967 in memory of Hiroshima victims. Continue reading Bloomsbury Tavistock Square: home to Gandhi statue and cherry tree